Fish On! With Denver's Mississippi River Guide Service!
Mississippi River & St. Croix River Fishing Guide Denver McKinnon. Over 38 years of experience!
Denver has been fishing the Mississippi River system for over 38 years. With a lot of experience on the river, Denver feels that guiding is the best way to pass on the Mississippi River and St. Croix river knowledge he has gained over the years.
Whether interested in bring home fish for dinner or looking for a trophy, Denver will do his best to provide you with a happy and exciting day. You can choose the target species between Walleyes, Sauger, and Crappie. The techniques you learn with Denver will help you when you are out on your own on the Mississippi River and St. Croix River. Denver guides on the Pool 2 (St. Paul), Pool 3 (Hastings), and Pool 4 (Red Wing) of the Mississipi River. He also guides on the St. Croix from Hudson all the down to Hastings. Book a trip today with Denver's guide Service, and let your Mississippi or St. Croix River fishing adventure begin!
Check out Denver's recent Mississippi River fishing reports. He adds a report almost each time he is out, so check back often to see what the fish are up to! Also, take a look at his Mississippi River trip logs to see stories from his client trips and testimonials!
"Thanks again so much for a great day fishing. My dad and I had a great time. Good luck with the softball in Mankato and drive safe." - Matt (Red Wing trip 09/23/11)
Mississippi River walleye and sauger report
Had a couple days on the river this week. On Monday Brad and I met Brian at Everett's Resort right around 10 am. We started out Dubuque rigging and it was not long and we started putting fish in the boat.
We fished this technique in water depths that ranged from 14 to 22 feet. We caught are walleyes in the shallower water and the saugers in the 19 to 22 foot depths. Baits we used were plastics, paddle tails, flukes and ringworms. The paddle tails seemed to work the best on this date.
While we were on the river today they changed the rollers on the dam to winter mode. When a river guide sees this he knows its time to adjust. The current changes everywhere when the do this. We then set out to do some vertical jigging with the plastics and wow the tear was on. We had caught several saugers and walleyes in a short period of time. The depths we fished vertical went from 17 to 24 feet. The hair jigs Brian tied up was working best at this technique.
Guys it was a great 4 1/2 hours on the water with you today and I look forward to it again soon. Brad is pictured below with his first fish of the day.
On Saturday afternoon Chad and Dan wanted to do a short trip to the river. We got to Everett's at 3 pm and off to vertical jigging we went. We used paddle tails to catch our walleyes and saugers in depths from 17 to 22 feet.
The bite was consistent you just had to be on your game to to get your fish to the boat. Chad and Dan I had a great time with you gentlemen in the boat today and maybe we can get out in December if the weather lets us do so. Dan is pictured below with one of his fish from today.
good luck out there guys and gals !!!!!!!